Scholarships

CHS Scholarships for Seniors

2020-2021

Welcome to Central High School scholarship page! Scholarships will be listed in order of due date and will include access to the scholarship application. It is important that you follow the due date listed on this page and not on the scholarship application. Scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Counseling Office by the due date listed below. This allows us time to review your applications and contact you if we find any errors or missing documents before we send it. If you apply for scholarships through an online application and need a transcript or other documents mailed please see Mrs. Richardson or Mrs. McCamy.

A list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Office throughout the year are listed in the Scholarship & College Planning Guide 2020-21. Please note this is to be used as a guide only! The scholarships and deadlines listed in the guide were developed from last year's database and are not a complete list of all scholarships available. This page will provide you with the updated eligibility criteria and scholarship applications. As scholarships become available during the year we will post them here.

Please keep track of the scholarships you receive throughout the year (this includes scholarships from the colleges you have applied to). We will ask for this information at the end of the year when seniors take the Senior Exit Survey.

***Important: When working on scholarships, make sure that you are using a computer device that allows you to save and/or print.

***Many times a scholarship will ask for an activities list. We have attached a few samples of what it should look like.

Activity List samples.pdf  

 

 

Name: Brett Baltezor Scholarship (Local)

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 29, 2021

A graduating senior from CHS who has interest in music, drama, theater, fine arts or band and plans to either major, minor, or participate in some type of fine arts activity in college. One letter of recommendation is required along with a 1-2 page essay. Click here for the application.

Name: Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Local)

Amount: $250
Deadline: April 8, 2021
This local scholarship is being offered to a graduating female senior attending high school in Buchanan, Andrew, Clinton or DeKalb counties. The student must be majoring in Education, be in the top 25% of the class, be in school and community activities and show some financial need. Applicants must submit the application, essay, and two letters of recommendation. Click here for the application.

 

Name: Ava’s Grace Foundation (My Scholarship Central)
Amount: $5,000 (renewable)
Deadline: April 8, 2021
Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation is providing hope to young people who have dreams of higher education and a different life. The foundation awards scholarships to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri. Applicant must have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in the US state or federal penitentiary. Student must be a permanent resident of Missouri (or certain counties in Illinois) for at least 2 years prior to the date of the application, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.0/4.0 GPA, plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit college or university and be seeking a first technical, first associate or first bachelor’s degree. The application will be submitted via the “My Scholarship Central” website. Students must create an account and complete the general scholarship application then complete the specific Ava’s Grace application. More information and the online application is available at https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/2538

Name: Poppy Fenner Art Scholarship (Local)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 9, 2021
This scholarship is open to a Central High School student pursuing any career field, but preferred career in art or an art-related field. Student must be admitted to a college or art institute and demonstrate artistic ability. Applicants need to submit 8 art work samples, demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Email the 8 art work samples to Mrs. McCamy at meganmccamy@sjsd.k12.mo.us. Please put "Poppy Fenner Art Samples" in the subject line. Click here for the application.

 Name: American Legion - Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $750 (2 given)
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Current members or descendants of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion. Must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a resident of Missouri, and enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarships. Click here for a fillable application.

Name: American Legion - Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $750 (3 given)
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Must be an education major who is a descendant of a veteran (be able to provide copies of discharge papers), enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, submit an essay of 500 words or less, and submit a counselor's statement. Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarshipsClick here for a fillable application.


Name: American Legion - Joseph J. Frank Scholarship
Amount: $750 (5 given)
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Student must be a descendant of a veteran and have attended Boys or Girls State. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarshipsClick here for a fillable application.

Name: American Legion - Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (2 given)
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Must have attended Missouri Boys/Girls State OR Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy and be a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarshipsClick here for a fillable application.

Name: American Legion - M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021
This scholarship is for a male or female interested in pursuing a degree in nursing (registered nurse) and is a descendant of a veteran. Must be a Missouri resident, and graduate in the top 40% of high school class.  Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarshipsClick here for a fillable application.

Name: American Legion - Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $750
Deadline: April 15, 2021
One student from CHS may be nominated. Nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities and should be deeply involved in community and school activities. Must enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Missouri. Must have some financial need. More information available online at https://www.missourilegion.org/scholarshipsClick here for a fillable application.


Name: Aiden McVicker Charitable Fund Scholarship (Local) 

Amount: $250

Deadline: April 16, 2021

This scholarship was developed to create awareness for children with special needs and to help recruit and develop the special needs workforce in our area. If you are considering a career working with students with special needs or if you have overcome hardships, your own learning disabilities or difficulties, you should apply for this scholarship. Preference may be awarded to those who are pursuing an education degree, emergency services, or entering into the medical field (doctor, therapist, nurse, etc.). More information available online at http://www.aidenmcvicker.comClick here for the application.


Name: Stephen Scott Football Scholarship (Local)
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 16, 2021
The applicant must be a student at Central High School who has earned 2 letters in varsity football and demonstrates the ability to do college work. Only one student will receive this award. Click here for the application.

 

Name: Elaine Chapin Fund

Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: April 20, 2021

Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States. Applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of recommendation. Click here for the application.


Name: Military Commanders' Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: April 22, 2021

Applicants to the Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund must: 1. be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application, 2. be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, and 3. have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.  Applicants are also required to submit a transcript and a copy of the parent's Form DD214, Statement of Service or other proof of service to verify eligibility. More information available online at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/. Only the first 100 applications received will be acknowledged and processed. The website will close when 100 applications are received. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be accepted.

Name: Missouri Society of Professional Engineers - Northwest Chapter
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 23, 2021
Provided for students who plan to major in Engineering.
Requirements for Northwest Chapter Scholarship:

1) Be a high school senior

2) Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application

3) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) for the 10th and 11th grades.

4) Have at least a minimum score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) test of 26 in Math and 24 in English.

5) Must enroll in an engineering program that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). (See application for accredited schools).

Submit the application, transcript, one letter of recommendation, and an essay on career plans. Click here for the application.

Name: Ryan D. Consolver Memorial Scholarship (Local)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 23, 2021
This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Ryan D. Consolver, a 1996 graduate of Savannah High School. Ryan completed the building trades program at Hillyard Technical Center, and went on to get a degree in construction. Preference for this award will be given to a student seeking a career in construction OR engineering. Family income and grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Click here for application.

Name: Donnie Bell Memorial Soccer Scholarship (Local)
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 23, 2021
Participants must have been a member/player of the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association for at least 5 years and show some degree of involvement in the soccer program. A transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a short essay are required. The essay is to describe the effect soccer has had on your life, what it has meant to you, and how you plan to be involved in soccer in the future.  There is no paper application. Submit your essay, letters of recommendation, and brief description of your involvement with the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association. Include your name, address, and phone number on the essay. Click here for more information.

Name: Student-View Scholarship Program
Amount: $500-5,000
Deadline: April 23, 2021
Sponsored by the organization Student Insights which provides market research to higher education organizations. Students fill out a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in their area. The only requirement is that the student is planning to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. Application survey is available at http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html. Click on the state of Missouri to begin.

Name: Kochhar & Co. Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 23, 2021

Student must be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September 2021; must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their academic year; must submit essay and be a resident of either Canada or USA. Student does not need to be majoring in accounting to apply. Go online for application and essay topic: https://kochharandco.ca/application.

Name: Triumph Foods Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,250
Deadline: April 23, 2021
This scholarship is open to all children of full-time Triumph Foods employees who are enrolling in college full-time in the fall of 2021. Selections will be based on the student’s GPA, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, personal recommendations and the completed student questionnaire. Student must submit: application, three recommendations, responses to three short answer questions and a transcript. Click here for: application, student questions, recommendations.

Name: Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program
Amount: Tuition Cost of Approved Program
Deadline: April 29, 2021
The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing the people who understand the importance of personal responsibility, delayed gratification, a positive attitude, and, of course, work ethic. These are the folks we consider rock stars, and we want to reward them - the hardworking people who keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing—the next generation of skilled workers who will work smart and hard. To be eligible for this award, you must be enrolled or plan to enroll in one of the approved trade programs: Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Driver, Construction, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Farming & Agriculture, Fire Science & Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, HVAC, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine Technology, Pipefitting, Plumbing and Welding. Apply online at https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/.

Name: William Toben King Scholarship (Local)

Amount: $500-2,500 (Renewable)

Deadline: May 5, 2021

Student must be a resident of Andrew or Buchanan County and be a high school senior graduating from a high school within the boundaries of these two counties. A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and ACT score of 18 or higher is required. Student must demonstrate financial need, or not receiving many scholarships and attend a 4-year accredited college/university, junior college, or vo-tech school. The application is lengthy and requires submission of your parent's tax return (2019 & 2020) and student's tax return (if applicable). Click here for the application.

 

Name: Missouri Access Extra Scholarship (Scholarship Central) 

Amount: up to $2,000
Deadline: May 24, 2021
This scholarship is for high school seniors who are eligible for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program and who scored 27 (or higher) on the ACT OR have a 3.8 unweighted GPA as shown on 7-semester transcript. Students must meet the state’s Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program requirement of expected family contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less. This scholarship typically opens February 1st, but awards are prioritized on a first come, first serve basis so students should apply soon after it opens. Student may be required to upload multiple documents, including FAFSA Student Aid Report, ACT score report and/or transcript. Click here for instructions. Apply online: https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/4039.

Name: Missouri State University A+ Recognition Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 24, 2021
Students must qualify for Missouri State Admissions, meet the A+ program requirements, and submit the application. Students must not be receiving any other Missouri State funded scholarships (i.e. Board of Governors, Provost, Deans). More information available online at https://www.missouristate.edu/financialaid/scholarships/Freshman.htm. Click here for a fillable application. 

 

Name: theParkingSpot scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 24, 2021

Applicant must have 3.0 unweighted GPA and plan to enroll in a two or four year college or tech school in 2021. Instructions are found on the website, but students must submit a transcript, proof of college acceptance and an essay of 500 words or less. Go online for specific information: https://www.theparkingspot.com/scholarship.

Name: BigSun Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: June 11, 2021
The BigSun Organization is proud to help young athletes in their academic pursuits. Applicants must write a short essay answering a 3-part question and send it to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com Be sure to include your name, name of high school, and name of college you will be attending. Any student athlete can apply and students must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institution.  More information available online at http://www.bigsunathletics.com/.

Name: Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship
Amount: $500-1,250
Deadline: June 11, 2021
To qualify for this scholarship, male students must enroll full-time at Northwest Missouri State University in the fall after high school graduation. The Missouri Lambda chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon offers one-time scholarships to incoming freshmen men at Northwest Missouri State University. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship. Apply online at www.northwestbms.com.

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